This is an analysis of the poem On Himself that begins with:
A wearied pilgrim I have wander'd here,
Twice five-and-twenty, bate me but one year;... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: aabbccddee
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 10,
- Closest metre: iambic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: couplets
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: heroic couplets
- Metre: 0101011101 1111011111 1111000111 1110111111 1101110101 1110111101 1111010011 0111111111 1111010111 1111011111
- Amount of stanzas: 1
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 459
- Average number of words per stanza: 91
- Amount of lines: 10
- Average number of symbols per line: 45 (strings are more long than medium ones)
- Average number of words per line: 9
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; i, have, but, his are repeated.
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